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Acetone & Stripping

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I was wondering: how much acetone should one use when stripping polish from a leather shoe?

I realize that using too much will damage the leather. Also, what do people use to apply it? A cloth? Cotton ball? And is the method similar to applying conditioner, e.g., small circular motions?
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Just cover the spout with your rag and tip the can. Then apply elbow grease. A few times over the shoe will remove the stain and do no harm.
post #3 of 8
I would use rubbing alcohol instead - a 50/50 mixture with water

must less harsh on leather than acetone

gets the job done just as well
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^yes.
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Acetone & Stripping

Completely off topic, but this would be wonderful as one of those made-up vaguely snotty sounding ampersanded clothing brands... Astor & Black, Whitcomb & Shaftsbury, Acetone & Stripping. See? Fits right in.
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Completely off topic, but this would be wonderful as one of those made-up vaguely snotty sounding ampersanded clothing brands... Astor & Black, Whitcomb & Shaftsbury, Acetone & Stripping. See? Fits right in.
Only if Acetone is pronounced 'Ase-ton-ay'.
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Came expecting pole dancing. Left disappointed.
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Came expecting pole dancing. Left disappointed.

Vox/Moo is that you?
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